Intern Seminars & Events

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As a PILI Intern, your education doesn’t just happen at your agency. PILI organizes a series of weekly educational seminars for Interns over the summer, covering a range of hard skills and substantive law topics related to public interest law and pro bono. We also discuss career development ideas for law students interested in public interest law. This year all our programs will be virtual through Zoom. These weekly seminars start with Orientation on June 3rd and run through mid-August. Additionally, each fall and spring, we host educational programs for school-year PILI Interns. Attendance counts towards your hour requirement.

  • For all law student interns: All law student interns are invited to attend our virtual summer Educational Seminars, even if you do not receive funding through PILI. Learn more and sign up for updates »

View an overview of PILI's 2020 Summer Educational Programming schedule » 

PILI also maintains an online archive of past seminars.

Please contact PILI Senior Managing Attorney Brent Page by email or by phone at 312-832-5128 with any questions or for more information about educational programming.

Upcoming events for PILI Interns

  • Spring Intern Reception

    • April 21st, 2021 - 5:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    The Alumni Network Leadership Council welcomes Spring PILI Interns to a reception recognizing and celebrating the important work they did to expand the availability of legal services for people, families and communities in need.

  • PILI Intern & Fellow Orientation (Virtual)

    • June 3rd, 2021 - 9:30 am, at Virtual Event

    Each year, PILI hosts a full-day orientation for PILI Interns and Fellows to kick-off the summer. This program serves as an introduction to the Illinois legal aid community and some of the struggles your clients face as well as the impact you can have. We also focus on developing practical skills that will be useful this summer and throughout your career.

  • Annual Pro Bono Reception

    • June 16th, 2021 - 12:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    PILI's Annual Pro Bono Reception celebrates the inspiring and life-changing pro bono work being done in Illinois through effective pro bono programs, innovative partnerships, and the unwavering dedication of individual attorneys and legal professionals. This event also supports the work of PILI's Pro Bono Program.

  • Annual Awards Luncheon

    • December 1st, 2021 - 12:00 pm, at Virtual Event

    PILI's Annual Awards Luncheon brings together nearly 500 members of the Illinois legal community every year to celebrate the very best aspects of the legal profession: the generosity, expertise and commitment of the countless lawyers, law students, legal professionals, law firms and corporations who dedicate themselves to providing legal assistance to those in need.

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